Essay on Mod 7 Psychological And Physical Effects Of Grief

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Discuss the psychological and physical effects of loss and grief: How might an ethical therapist incorporate this knowledge into his/her work? Base your answer on the theories and models presented in Module 7. Name: Zoe Foster Date: 13th February 2015 Course: SOUTH2S14 Module #: 7 Tutor Name: Anni Richardson Expected Word Count: 2500 Actual Word Count: 2702 Introduction In this essay I will discuss what grief is and the kind of grief a client could experience. We will move onto attachment theory and its link as to why we grieve. I will then look at what tools are available for counsellors to support their clients through a normal or abnormal grieving process. Grief, Loss and Change A grief process can be kicked off by…show more content…
Observed in children during Main’s ‘Strange Situation’ study. It must be noted at this point there are strong links between these attachment categories and development theories. I think it’s’ worth briefly exploring these as it may affect understanding of how our client is thinking: Behavioural Conditioning by parent or those in roles of influence during the development years. Influencing security, insecurity, trust, mistrust, etc. Psychosocial As referenced above via Worden. Various development stages whether Erikson, Piaget others with potential for conflict during these periods with changing the nature of attachment to others. Personality Introvert/extrovert, emotional stability/neuroticism/etc. Specific research surrounding personality and its effect on normal or abnormal grief. Suggesting that certain personality types are more prone to abnormal grief (Prosser-Dodds) Transactional Analysis I’m okay, you’re okay would suggest security, I’m okay, you’re not okay being would suggest insecure avoidant, etc and the resultant regression states. The logical view around attachment suggests then that an individual losing that attachment may then go through a process of grieving. The Grief Curve, Circles and Waves Many will have heard of the ‘grief curve’. Some may have heard of similar models such as the Change Curve ‘S.A.R.A.H’ (Shock, Anger, Revenge, Acceptance and Help). The stages outlined below were originally identified by Dr Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. Her
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